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Intern - Communications Unit
|Location :||Istanbul, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||30-Mar-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||April 2020 – October 2020|
UNDP’s Istanbul Regional Hub is UNDP’s advisory hub for the region tasked with the responsibility to provide policy and programmatic support to UNDP’s development activities in the Europe and CIS region.
The Hub’s Communications team has the mandate of exploring, among other things, the use of communications and social media as a way to increase the effectiveness of programming, opening up the organization to external views and input and engaging experts in the regional and global dialogue on key development challenges.
We are looking for a communications intern who will provide technical expertise to boost the visibility on search engines of UNDP Eurasia and associated platforms and provide analytics reports to assess our online and digital performance. In addition, the intern will be tasked with supporting our website, social media presence and additional media and graphic design tasks, where needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will report to Communications Analyst, and will be expected to:
Strong communication skills in English
Basic understanding of usability, optimizing content for the web and search
Understanding of social media channels
Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team
Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback
Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations
Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
Internships within the UN system are subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with before signing his/her internship agreement.
Starting from January 2020 interns will receive stipends according to UN rules and regulations.
Any further costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her arrangements for travel, accommodation and other costs.
Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
Candidates who are selected must submit following documents:
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months;
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.